The English king Henry the Eighth is famous for having invented the Royal Wave.
Before the invention of the Royal Wave, all royals simply
swung their arms like monkeys and grunted loudly.
If only for this reason alone, Henry brought a new dignity
to being a king.
Henry actually invented half a dozen different waves. They
are known today as the Six Waves of Henry the Eighth. All
six are shown below.
1. The 'Hi
2. The 'Hello
'Yoo-hoo! I'm over here!'
4. The 'Yo,
6. The 'Help!
NOTE: Henry's six wives were
all said to be very aware of his fondness for having them
In response, each was said to spend many hours each day in
front of a mirror practicing waving